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style
Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As with all Gueuzes, Hanssens is a mixture of several vintages to produce a lambic which is refreshingly fruity.

This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy peachy copper color with huge soda bubbles and a medium thick white frothy head that fades into a small froth. Aroma is fruity, tangy sour, yeasty, dusty, lemon, not too extreme. Flavor is fuller than most gueuzes, maltier, leaves some metallic taste on the lips, sour with an acidic finish, very very sour, lemon, super mouth puckering, quite sweet as well. Sugary aftertaste. Yup, starting to get a good amount of vinegar now... especially in the finish. Medium bodied, very sharp sparse carbonation, syrupy finish. Really great beer but a little off in certain directions making it not the easiest of assertive lambics to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1412) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2009
Deep golden bodied with a thin white head. Barnyard funk aroma. Some sour apple and lemon. Fairly puckering sour, but not overly done. A good example. Ive never been a huge sour fan, but Im starting to find out that I dig the aroma on this style almost more than the flavor itself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (10133) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
2009-04-21. Murky golden-pastel yellow, modest off-white head. (3+) Funky aroma creeps across the room to meet you. Good amount of funk, light hay and barnyard touches. (7+) Light lemon seeds in the flavour, funk is a bit softer than in the aroma but still there. Pretty sour overall, acidic finish with more lemon seed, and a touch of lemon rind. (7+) Average palate is pleasantly carbonated. Not as complex as some but a rather good lambic. Bottle shared by Blankboy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AskForJenny (1076) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
0.375l - This is the finest lambic Ive had. Still had the wild, uncontrolled power thats a hallmark of the style, but this was far more approachable. Sour from the nose on, but didnt crush you.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
Aroma is a musty and dusty sour lemon, with some dried grass. Flavors are sour and tart, with lemons and other citrus. This is a great beer, made even better by the relatively low pricetag.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
This is, as Jakebra would say, a danky. Crushed with my girlfriend. Light orange pour with nice white head. Funky, sour, acidic aroma. Very sour flavor, Lemon, acid, wood, funk. Fruity, puckering, mouthwatering. Refreshing, effervescent mouthfeel. Deliciously awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9890) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours an opaque orange with a medium white head that fades down quickly. Light lacing, and little bits of sediment in the glass. Piles of wine cork funk, acid, and hay. Medium bodied and sour from the start hitting the front of the tongue sharply before moving to the sides of the mouth with a nice puckering sourness. Nice crisp acid. Finishes tart and acidic, but very earthy and funky.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8226) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
Son, a woman is like a beer. They smell good, they look good, youd step over your own mother just to get one! But you cant stop at one. You wanna drink another woman!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle very young. Pours an orange golden body with a fizzy white head. Notes of lemon, balsamic, acetic and lactic acid moderately acidic. Some light wood and leather. Ill take the kriek instead.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2009
375ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear, bright orange body with lots of initial rising carbonation. Thin, fizzy, loud, white head that leaves a good amount of runny, soapy lacing. Aroma is sweet and sour fruits (apples and grapefruits mostly), acidic vinegar, dry wood, and champagne. Very strong. I dont get the cheese that some others have noted, but I am a novice when it comes to this style. Flavor is initially sour, but really mellows out and shows a light maltiness through the finish. Lots of citric flavors up front that diminish smoothly into the finish, but remain present. Theres an ever present tartness that Im liking because it never gets lip smacking tart. A light woody note at first and a subtle drying finish. The lingering flavor is a mix between an earthy funk and sour tart. Palate is light to medium and surprisingly has a flat carbonation. Overall, Im not very experienced with rating this style of beer, but this one seems to be pretty flavorful and well balanced. It stays sweet and equally sour without ever leaning too much towards one or the other. A good introduction.


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